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Last Updated On Thursday, 28 April 2016.


Pacific Basing Ideas Pacific Basing Ideas

Having great-looking themed bases is one of the best ways of creating a good-looking army. The terrain of the Pacific Theatre, with its unique colours and textures, provides plenty of interesting opportunities and challenges.

Pacific Basing Ideas...

Staff Pacific Armies
Andrew's Ka-Mi Amphibious Tank Company

Andrew Haught is so enamoured with the idea of amphibious tanks, he is planning a Japanese army around 15 of them! He fills us in on his progress so far, including his unique painting approach.

Andrew's Ka-Mi Amphibious Tank Company...

Andew's Ka-Mi Amphibious Tank Company
Adding Improvised Armour
to an M4A3

Marine tankers in the Pacific would sometimes add a layer of wooden planks to their tanks, to protect them from magnetic mines. The soon-to-be-released resin-and-plastic M4A2 Sherman will include optional improvised wooden armour pieces in metal.

If you're keen to add improvised armour to the Sherman tanks you already have – such as the all-plastic M4A3 models – Dan shows you how.

Adding Improvised Armour to an M4A3...


Pacific Launch Week

To celebrate the launch of Flames Of War Pacific with the two new briefing books, Gung-Ho and Banzai, we decided to run a week-long blog here on the website, featuring videos, a battle report, painting and modelling articles, competitions and more.

Check out the Pacific Launch Week blog...

Grey Wolf German Digital Briefings
Three new Digital Exclusive Axis Eastern Front briefings are coming to Flames Of War Digital this week for the German 20. Armee in Finland. Grey Wolf
German
  • Pionierkompanie (Pioneer Company)
  • Beutepanzerkompanie (Captured Tank Company)
  • SS-Gebirgsgrenadierkompanie (SS Mountain Infantry Company)
All of these lists are located in the Late War, Grey Wolf tab.

Steelworks Factory (BB198) 2016 Premium Property Update

We're pleased to report that production and delivery of the new Premium Property range is well and truly on schedule, with the Steelworks Factory on its way to the distribution warehouses from out Malaysian factory now. Customers who chose the pay-as-you-go option can expect to be charged for this first building shortly, when it ships out to you.

2016 Premium Property Subscription 2016 Premium Property Subscription
2016 Premium Property Subscription

Events
UK Grand Tournament 2016

This year's UK Grand Tournament will take place at Battlefield Hobbies in October.

It is shaping up to be a fantastic tournament, and all 74 places for the tournament have now been booked. 

UK Grand Tournament 2016...

UK Grand Tournament 2016
Manawatu Duellists Society Panzerschreck XV 2016

Panzerschreck is the world’s oldest Flames Of War tournament. Exactly how old is perhaps subject to debate, because the first Panzerschreck was held in 2000, before the first edition rulebook was published, using the playtest rules. However, this year’s event is officially number ‘XV’, not ‘XVI’, leading some of us to suspect the numbering has inadvertently missed a ‘I’ somewhere along the way. Nevertheless, it is always a fantastic event, and a chance to play against several Battlefront staff members (for those of you who are interested in that sort of thing).

Panzerschreck XV 2016...


Looking For Information On Tournaments & Events?
Looking For Information On Tournaments & Events?
We have an entire section of the website dedicated to tournaments and events; check it out.

Flames Of War Events Worldwide...

Question of the Week

The Question Of The Week
The Question Of The Week offers Flames Of War players a chance to expand their knowledge and become better players. This week’s question is about which teams can create loopholes.

The Question Of The Week...


Mentioned in Despatches
Individual Colours Of War Paints

Due to widespread demand, we are pleased to be finally offering individual paint colours through our online store. So whether you need to refill one or two high-use colours, or just want a particular combination of colours not covered by our sets, you can now pick and choose exactly the shades you want at a very affordable price. The range is limited right now to the 60% of colours which are currently available in paint sets, but the full Colours Of War colour range will be available later in the year.

Individual Colours Of War Paints...

Individual Colours Of War Paints

Recent Articles

Photos from Salute 2016...

Painting Japanese Tanks...

US Tank Painting Guide...

Island Landing Battle Report - Part 2...

Island Landing Battle Report - Part 1...

Behind Enemy Lines Episode 24...

WWPD: News From The Front Episode 102...

WWPD: USMC vs Japanese Beach Assault...

AdeptiCon 2016 Report... 

Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima – 2016 Tournament Objective...

Painting Team Yankee American Infantry...

Painting Team Yankee Soviet Infantry...

Tale of Seven Gamers: Casey’s Red Banner Tank Division Tank Battalion...

Tale of Seven Gamers: Aaron's M1 Abrams Armored Combat Team... 

All Miniatures Great and Small: US M109 Artillery Battery unboxing...

Beyond the Foxholes Episode 52...

Behind Enemy Lines Episode 23...

Hit the Beaches – Gung-Ho: US Marine Corps in the Pacific...

Hit the Beaches – Banzai: Imperial Japanese Forces in the Pacific...

Pacific Product Preview...

Behind Enemy Lines: Damian's Japanese Tanks...

Behind Enemy Lines: History with Greg - Type 97 Te-Ke...


Upcoming Releases
Flames Of War Pacific – April - June

United States of America

FW306 Gung-Ho: US Marine Corps in the Pacific

USAB06 Gator's Amtracks – US Marine Tank Company

UBX45 Amphibian Tank Platoon
UBX46 LVT(4) Amtrac Section
UBX47 Marine Rocket Launcher Battery
US045 M4A2 Sherman
US509 M3A1 37mm Anti-tank gun
US548 20mm Twin Mk 4 anti-aircraft gun
US772 Marine Rifle Platoon (with HQ team)
US773 Company Machine-gun Platoon
US774 Machine-gun Platoon
US775 Mortar Platoon
US776 Marine Engineer Assault Section

AC016 F4U Corsair

TK037 US Marines Token Set
TO025 US Marines Objective Set

Japan

FW307 Banzai: Imperial Japanese Forces in the Pacific

JBX05 Type 97 Te-Ke Platoon
JBX06 Type 2 Ka-Mi Platoon
JBX07 Type 1 Ho-Ni Platoon
JBX08 Type 4 Ho-Ro Platoon
JBX09 Type 97 Chi-Ha Platoon

JP510 Type 1 47mm gun
JP541 Type 98 20mm
JP550 Type 88 75mm Heavy Anti-aircraft Gun
JP575 Type 91 105mm
JP705 Mortar Platoon
JP707 Hohei Weapons Platoon

AC017 Mitsubishi Zero

TK032 Japanese Token Set
TO020 Japanese Objective Set

Battlefield in a Box Pacific Terrain
FW306A Pacific Beach Landing Mats
BB187 Jungle Bushes

BB196 Island Huts
BB197 Island Palms


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Last Updated On Wednesday, April 27, 2016 by James at Battlefront